Ahmet Erdi Öztürk

Research Asistant, Université de Strasbourg

Ahmet Erdi Öztürk completed an MA in the Department of Political Science at Hacettepe University and an MRes in the Department of Political Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is currently a PhD candidate and a research assistant at the Faculty of Law Social Science and History at the University of Strasbourg and he is EUREL’s (Sociological and Legal Data on Religions in Europe and Beyond) Turkey correspondent. He is also a Swedish Institute Scholarship holder at Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) for the year of 2018 and a former visiting fellow at Centre for Southeast European Studies at University of Graz. He mainly focuses on religion-politics and international relations, concentrating specifically on the Balkan Peninsula, Turkey and continental Europe. Öztürk has presented papers at both national and international academic conferences such as ISA, IPSA, SISP, BRISMES and EISA. He is the co-editor of Authoritarian Politics in Turkey: Elections, Resistance and the AKP (IB Tauris, 2017) and the special issue Ruin or Resilience? The Future of the Gülen Movement in Transnational Political Exile with Simon P. Watmough for the Journal of Religion Politics and Ideology. He has also published articles in Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Journal of Critical Studies on Terrorism, Oxford Bibliographies, Journal of Research and Politics on Turkey, Muslim Year Book (Brill) and Journal of Balkan and Near East Studies, Politics and Religion, Journal of Religion, Politics and Ideology and, as well as chapters in edited volumes from Routledge, Springer, Peter Lang and IB Tauris. He has also contributed to France 24, Knack News (Belgium), HRT Radio (Croatia), Trouw (the Netherlands), 24 Daily (Slovenia) Sveriges Radio (Sweden) and Bloomberg TV (Bulgaria) to discuss politics and he has published many articles both in English and Turkish for newspapers and online journals such as The Huffington Post, Birgun, The Conversation, Hürriyet Daily News, Open Democracy, T24, and Diken and Bianet.


  • –present
    Phd Candidate, Ljubljana University
  • –present
    Research Fellow, Turkey Institute